Issued at: 22 May 2019 13:56
TODAY - Wednesday 22nd May
Staying mainly dry and bright for the afternoon and evening with occasional sunshine and a few isolated showers across the west and midlands. Highs of 16 to 19 degrees in light breezes.
TONIGHT - Wednesday 22nd May
Dry for the early part of tonight but outbreaks of rain will affect west-Munster and Connacht later. Lows of 6 to 10 degrees in light breezes.
TOMORROW - Thursday 23rd May
Tomorrow will be cloudy with further outbreaks of rain across Connacht and Munster through the day but the rest of the country will remain largely dry for the day. Highs of 14 to 18 degrees in light breezes.
Headline: Quite unsettled overall, but mild up to and including Saturday, with just relatively small amounts of rain. Temperatures will fall gradually from Sunday onwards and it will remain unsettled, with the possibility of higher amounts of rain at times.
Thursday night: Dry in most areas, but a few scattered showers will occur, mainly in parts of the north. A few patches of mist or fog also, in light west to northwest or variable winds. Lowest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees Celsius.
Friday: Dry in most areas, with bright or sunny spells, but a few scattered showers will occur. Mild with highest temperatures 15 to 19 Celsius, in a light westerly breeze. Friday night will be mainly dry at first, but outbreaks of rain and drizzle will move in from the Atlantic, affecting mainly parts of west Munster and Connacht. Lows of 6 to 9 degrees Celsius, in light westerly breezes, backing southerly.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle extending eastwards during the morning, persistent in parts of the north and in some Atlantic coastal counties, but very patchy elsewhere. Hill and coastal fog also. Good dry spells will develop during the afternoon and evening in many inland areas, with some bright spells, but many Atlantic coastal areas will remain dull and misty. Quite warm in any bright spells, with maximum temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees Celsius, but cooler on Atlantic coasts. Winds mostly moderate westerly.
On Saturday night, a spell of more persistent rain and drizzle will extend from the Atlantic, with freshening southwesterly winds.
Sunday: Outbreaks of rain in the early morning will clear from the west and most of Sunday will be bright, with sunny spells developing and just a few scattered shower, most of the showers in west Ulster, Connacht and west Munster. It will be quite windy, especially in the northwest, with moderate to fresh westerly winds, winds strong on western and northern coasts. Turning a little cooler, with maximum temperatures of 14 to 18 Celsius.
Monday to Wednesday: Early indications suggest that it will turn gradually cooler, with unsettled weather.